From Digital Trends: It’s amazing what technology can do. Farm tractors spend most of their plodding along at walking pace, but this one can go over 100 mph.
The JCB Fastrac 8000 just broke the record for world’s fastest tractor, with a top speed of 103.6 mph. The record was broken at a British airfield, with television personality and motorcycle racer Guy Martin at the wheel. Martin smashed the previous record of 87.27 mph, which was set in 2018 on Top Gear, using “tame racing driver” The Stig.
JCB, a large British manufacturer of tractors and construction equipment, needed some help to get more speed out of its machine. So it turned to Williams Advanced Engineering, the engineering arm of the Williams Formula One team, which JCB sponsors. Williams currently makes the slowest cars on the F1 grid but, having worked on things like the scrapped Jaguar C-X75 supercar, it was more than up to [...]
From Digital Trends: Chevrolet teamed up with Domino’s to ensure motorists never get caught off-guard by a pizza craving. The Domino’s app announced in early 2019 is now found in the Chevrolet Marketplace, a virtual store that equips millions of 2017 and newer Chevrolet models in North America. Compatible cars are receiving the app via an over-the-air software update, though neither party has figured out how to wirelessly deliver a pizza yet. This seemingly niche partnership kick-starts one of the most lucrative forms of e-commerce in recent memory.
Motorists can access the Domino’s app by tapping their car’s touchscreen a few times. They first need to set up a Pizza Profile, which involves punching in basic information like their preferred delivery address and the payment method of their choice. Once everything is validated, they can [...]
From www.ladbible.com: Guy Martin and JCB have just set a new British record for the fastest tractor after hitting a stunning 103.6mph at Elvington Airfield. The JCB Fastrac tractor beat the previous record, held by Top Gear, by nearly 20mph.
This was not quite your normal JCB tho, the record breaking model used a upgraded version of the 7.2-litre, 6-cylinder DieselMax engine that produces around 1,000 horsepower and over 2,500Nm of torque.
Despite the modifications, JCB have been very keen to highlight that unlike other tractor speed record attempts, the Fastrac machine does still very closely resemble a production model of the tractor and was largely built from many of the same components.
Guy Martin said: "It had been a great day with the JCB at Elvington, proper job with some right proper engineers. She felt rock steady [...]
New York. Following the successful "eve" event, the inventor of the car presented three further world premieres on the first press day of the NYIAS 2019: on display for the first time in the Big Apple were the new Mercedes-Benz GLS, the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé and the EQC Edition.
The world's public was given its first glimpse of the new GLS – the largest and most luxurious SUV from Mercedes-Benz. The S-Class of SUVs offers more of everything: more space, more comfort, more luxury. The effortlessly superior presence of its exterior is down to its imposing dimensions which have increased yet further. The E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL active suspension on 48-volt basis offers outstanding suspension comfort, agile handling and a high degree of off-road capability. The GLS has the latest generation of [...]
From Foxnews.com: Mercedes-Benz already has seven SUVs in its lineup, but it looks as if it has one more ready to squeeze its way in. Well, more like muscle its way in.
The Concept GLB debuting at the Shanghai Auto Show is a sneak peek at a likely future compact crossover utility with rugged features and some off-road capability.
The seven-passenger vehicle is sized between the GLA and GLC and has boxier and bulkier styling than either of them. From its black fender flares to its pronounced rocker panels and raised ride height, it appears to be from an alternate future where Daimler-Chrysler never broke up and Jeep merged with [...]
Affalterbach. Sporty, stylish, intelligent and dynamic: The new CLA 35 4MATIC (combined fuel consumption 7.3-7.2 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions 167-164 g/km) is the latest point of entry to the world of Mercedes-AMG and is more strongly lifestyle-oriented. The four-door coupé shares the progressive technology with the A-Class produced in Affalterbach, but is even bolder with its iconic design and the intelligent MBUX interior assistant. The agile high torque 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine delivers 225 kW (306 hp), which is variably distributed to all four wheels via the 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and the all-wheel drive. The sporty driving performance (acceleration from 0-100 km/h in 4.9 seconds) is linked with a wide spread of the driving experience - from very sporty to comfortable on long journeys.
"With its iconic design and agile driving dynamics, the new [...]
From ConstructionEquipmentGuide.com: Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc. celebrated the 35th anniversary of Isuzu trucks in the United States.
Isuzu Truck of America Inc. was founded on March 21, 1984, and the first Isuzu truck arrived in the United States in November of that year. The KS22 model had no tilt cab and was powered by an 87-hp engine.
The KS22 was quickly embraced by American truck buyers who were looking for durability, dependability and low cost of ownership in a medium-duty truck. In 1986, a little over a year after its stateside launch, Isuzu became the best-selling low-cab-forward truck in the United States, a position it has maintained ever since — an unprecedented 32 consecutive years.
Today, Isuzu trucks command 73 percent of the class 3-5 U.S. LCF [...]
Melbourne, March 15, 2019: For the upcoming F1 season, beginning March 17, Marriott International is revving up and expanding its marketing partnership with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport. The big winners will be the members of Marriott’s newly renamed travel program Marriott Bonvoy, which replaced Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG).
“Our marketing partnership with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport team will give Marriott Bonvoy members, many of whom are fans of the team, the opportunity to pursue their passion for the sport,” said Karin Timpone, Global Marketing Officer, Marriott International.
Among some of the money-can’t-buy experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments – the travel program’s experiential platform – that members will be able to bid on with their Marriott Bonvoy points are:
Spending the night on the exclusive Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport luxury yacht during the Monaco Grand Prix and enjoying full hospitality during race weekend.